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Old 09-22-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Anybody updated to iOS 6 yet?

When I fired up my iPhone 4 this morning I saw the message that an update was available. In the past, these updates have often been a mixed blessing. I want an inmate to try it first and report back here.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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When I fired up my iPhone 4 this morning I saw the message that an update was available. In the past, these updates have often been a mixed blessing. I want an inmate to try it first and report back here.
I did it, just because I'm funny that way. I have an iPhone 4, not 4S. I really don't notice much of a difference at all. Maps app is different, but the 4 doesn't get all the new "features".

I'm not super geeky about this stuff so haven't gotten too deep into it. I'm sure there are features that are useful, but I haven't found them yet. I run a 24/7 business and oftentimes work late at night, so I appreciate the "Do Not Disturb" on the phone. I hate when suppliers call me at 7:00am!

Some things look different. Music fonts are different. App store is different and I don't like it! Cartoonish.

No issues. Glitches. Drama. Seems to work fine, but I'm not raving about it and wouldn't recommend updating to my wife since she'll be annoyed that her beloved maps app isn't the same. I use the garmin or Motion X drive anyway so...
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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Google a list of which iOS6 feature are actually available on the iP4. If you rely on the maps app, don't update. The new maps still suck.

I've upgraded my iPad, but will keep my 3GS on iOS5.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #4
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Doing it as we speak, I let XRwife do it first she had no issues and like some of the new features.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Did it Wednesday. I used Passbook for my boarding pass on a United flight Thursday.

It is ok. It does appear to run quicker than iOS 5 on an iPhone4. Battery life appears to be the same.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Did it Wednesday. I used Passbook for my boarding pass on a United flight Thursday.
I was wondering how the TSA guy who looks at the boarding pass before you go through the metal detector deals with this? They don't fill me with confidence, and seem like they would over-react when faced with something new.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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I did my phone and iPad. The iPad seems to be an improvement in resolution (maybe I'm imagining it). I also subscribed to iCloud for my music hosting and I'm very impressed so far. It's $25 a year but I can stream my tunes/podcasts/videos to any enabled device. I like that feature.

The Facebook integration is a concern as I don't do Facebook and find their draconian hooks into contact lists fucking annoying. I have that part disabled but don't trust it yet.

I'm not much of a gamer but the few I have I use to play with friends over the Internet. There's been a growing trend of Facebook only Multi player functionality too, which royally pisses me off.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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I was wondering how the TSA guy who looks at the boarding pass before you go through the metal detector deals with this? They don't fill me with confidence, and seem like they would over-react when faced with something new.
On a phone, TSA rarely sees the boarding pass. My phone always stays in my hand. I flash it to the TSA reviewer and then place it face down on the scanner. It beeps and goes back into my bag.

Visibly, the Passbook boarding pass is similar to the pass on the United app. The background is blue instead of white.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
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Did my research, and ios6 ain't gonna happen in this house. Besides the map thing, which is a deal breaker on its own, on our ip4's there just is no point. Add the facebook/contacts problem, and it equals no fucking way.

They keep going like this, and they're gonna lose us as customers. Not impressed.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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I flew last week, and it was the same routine in both directions:

Stand is a line (I really like Southwest's treatment of frequent fliers that allows us to stand in the really short security line) and show the TSA guy a piece of paper, which he doodles on with a pen. He also looked at my ID, and asked me to say my name. I had no option to place my boarding pass on a scanner.

Does he give up the doodling when you show him an iPhone?

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On a phone, TSA rarely sees the boarding pass. My phone always stays in my hand. I flash it to the TSA reviewer and then place it face down on the scanner. It beeps and goes back into my bag.

Visibly, the Passbook boarding pass is similar to the pass on the United app. The background is blue instead of white.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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Did it.

I feel Internet is faster.

Like it.


It was a mistake to dump google maps! .... The new maps and the app is good, but has some flaws.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Did it last night on my 4. Actually I had my wife do it for me.

So far so good. It has a Do Not Disturb function which seems pretty useful. If you use your phone as an alarm clock you can set teh do not disturb and set the alarm as an exception. That way you don't have to hear your phone ding away all night as emails come in.

As has been widely reported the maps function is different now. I haven't used it enough to see how much worse it is. Hopefully Apple will work quickly to update the maps.

I has a much older OS so I really like that I can access the camera driectly when hitting the home button.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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upgraded mine and the wife's. upgrade itself went smooth.

i like the look and speed of the new maps, but the inaccuracy thing is bad.

new app store seems slower. i'm ok with the interface.

battery life seems unchanged.

it changed the settings for my icloud (how my phone does music), which was kind of annoying.

the features in setting are improved and deserve a good poking through.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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I upgraded my iPhone (4S) and iPad (2nd gen) 2 days ago. No problems. I like the turn by turn directions on the new map app, but MotionX Drive still seems to be a bit better.

What I really want to see in a mapping/GPS app for iPhone with something that will allow user-defined routes like most stand-alone GPS devises let you do.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #15
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I have the 4, and I still have not seen the 6 on mine yet. It is weird. I plugged it in on Friday, and it said my phone was up to date.

If you have to have the 4S to get the cool updates, when mine does show it is able to update, I will probably just leave it how it is.
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